James Watt (1736–1819) Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer
James Watt, FRS, FRSE (1736–1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.
Engraved by W. Holl after the portrait by Sir William Beechy for ‘Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished’ by Robert Chambers, 1834. Published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow.
Image size approx. 94 x 97 mm